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Lombardia

Lombardia

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Anchored by its most famous city, Milan, the north central region of Lombardia (Lombardy) spans an area from the Swiss border in the Alps in the north to the...

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Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Stretching close to 200 miles across the country from the Adriatic coast in the east almost to the Ligurian Sea in the west, from the fertile Po River valley...

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Veneto

Veneto

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Home to the historic cities of Verona and Venice, the Veneto lies in the northeast of Italy, from the Dolomites on the border in the north with Austria, west...

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Veneto

Valle d’Aosta

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar Tucked into the far northwest corner of Italy on the mountainous border with Switzerland and France, the Valle d’Aosta is Italy’s smallest region, both in...

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The 20 Wine Regions of Italy

The 20 Wine Regions of Italy

By Joyce Tarantino, Italian Wine Scholar From the highest slopes in Europe for vine cultivation under the shadow of Mont Blanc to the windswept volcanic landscape on the island of Pantelleria, there...

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The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot In a famous scene from “The Godfather”, Don Corleone’s caporegime, Clemenza, goes out to pick up dessert for his wife. Along the way, he takes care of some family business. He tells...

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